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Photo Gallery | Jason Sosa vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa Fight Night

The live HBO telecast began with a controversial decision between Yuriorkis Gamboa (28-2, 17 KOs) of Miami, Florida and Jason Sosa (20-3-4, 15 KOs) of Camden, New Jersey.

Despite a deducted point for holding in the tenth, Gamboa was declared the winner by majority decision after 10 hard-fought rounds.

The scorecards varied widely for this bout. One referee scored the contest 94-94. The other two judges scored the fight for Gamboa 95-93 and 96-92.

In the ring following the fight the two fighters had this exchange:

Gamboa: “I’m sorry I didn’t give you a better match. I only had 3 weeks to prepare.”

Sosa: “That’s boxing

Gamboa: “You gave a great fight. You have a great heart.”

Sosa: “I was a fun fight. I took some breaks but I thought I did enough to win. I know I did enough to win the fight. I didn’t get hurt at all during the fight. I spar with middleweights so that was nothing.”

Gamboa: “It was a good fight. I didn’t have enough time to train. I only had three weeks. I didn’t have time to get ready. I needed 2 or 3 more weeks to lose the weight correctly. Of course the decision was good. I think I won every round. Except for the knockdown and the point deduction.”

All photos by Marilyn Paulino/RBRBoxing

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